Salem Ave. kindergarten classes sing about reading

March 07, 2012|Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown
  • Students from Lauren Pangborn's kindergarten class at Salem Avenue perform "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Word." From left, Kelpy Tuttle, Ella Gross, Joshua Depadua, Willie Parker, Precious Taylor, Yara Solieman, Madyson Barney and Maya Peart.
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On Feb. 28, the Salem Avenue kindergarten classes presented the program “In the Pages of a Book.”

Each of the five classes dressed in colors of the rainbow or animal characters.

The students performed songs such as, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Words” and “Punctuation Melody” that told about the elements of reading.

It was an enjoyable way to show off all the reading skills that they have developed throughout the year.

Thanks to teachers Vickie Kane, Sandy Melton, Sara Dillow, Debbie Grass and Lauren Pangborn for their hard work.

Speedway to host flea market March 17

Hagerstown Speedway will host a community yard sale, craft and flea market sale plus a swap meet for racers Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Vendor setup will be free and will begin at 7 a.m. 

This is an opportunity for the community to take advantage of spring cleaning and racers to sell car parts and equipment. 

Restrooms and concessions will be available.

A test-and-tune session will be held at 1 p.m. for all classes of race cars. 

Admission to the grandstand for this event is free. The rain date for test and tune is Sunday, March 18, at 1 p.m.

The speedway is six miles west of Hagerstown on U.S. 40.

Trip planned

The Winter Street Alumni Association is planning a trip to Lancaster County, Pa., Tuesday, May 8.

The bus will leave from South End Shopping Center. Those going on the trip are asked to arrive at 7:15 a.m. The bus will depart at 7:30 a.m.

The bus will be back in Hagerstown at approximately 8 p.m.

Tickets cost $91, which is due with reservation.

For more information, call Anna at 301-797-1514.

Group to meet

Winter Street Alumni Association meets the second Tuesday of the month at Always Ron’s restaurant on Burhans Boulevard in Hagerstown. The club meets at 11:30 a.m. for lunch.

For more information, call Anna at 301-797-1514.

Spaghetti dinner planned

The West End Baptist Chapel, at 101 Buena Vista Ave. in Hagerstown, will hold a spaghetti dinner and auction Saturday, March 24.

The all-you-can-eat dinner starts at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for those younger than 12. All proceeds will benefit the church.

Western Heights orchestra news

Students from the Western Heights Middle School orchestra will attend the 2012 Western Maryland Large Ensemble Festival at North High on March 27.

The festival begins at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Every orchestral ensemble in the county will be performing for ratings and comments.

The main focus of the festival is to provide a learning environment for the ensembles and directors in a concert performance setting.

From this experience, the ensemble members can gain insight on performance practices and musicianship to improve and enhance their playing as an ensemble.

The festival gives students an opportunity to gain other teacher’s perspectives on how they are performing. It also gives students a chance to compete as a team so that they might see how their ensemble compares to those in other schools.

Every ensemble will be judged by three professional adjudicators in the concert hall. Each adjudicator will offer written and recorded comments. This festival is held in conjunction with the Maryland State Music Festival. A superior rating for the ensemble will qualify them for the state festival later in the year.

Washington County Schools presents college night

Washington County Public Schools is hosting its first district-wide college and career planning night, “The Future Starts Now: College and Career Planning for K-12 Families” Thursday, March 15, at South Hagerstown High School. 

The event will include information sessions on college planning, career cluster conversations with community members, computer exploration of college and career resources and a panel discussion with parents of college students.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the last session ends at 8:45 p.m.

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